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RATINGS: 967   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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"Do you know what dwells in a glass?" asks Ole, in Hans Christian Andersen’s The Watchman of the Tower. Better known for stories such as The Little Mermaid, Andersen wrote this short, cautionary tale for a somewhat older audience. Our quadrupel ale, also meant for the mature connoisseur, is a deep and mysterious libation, dark auburn and full-bodied, its sweetness deceptive. As Ole describes the glasses in turn, their contents become more ominous until, in the sixth glass...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike67 (821) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Quad 12 oz bottle. Pours hazy amber with tall, creamy, long-lasting, off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of funky yeast, grassy hops, caramel malt and dark fruit. Body is full, creamy and crisp. Taste is of herbal hops, caramel malt, sherry, brown sugar and dark fruit. Complexity of flavor is increasing as beer warms up. Finish is long and dry. Outstanding brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2667) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
From the bottle. Hazy brown pour with a thick off white head. Belgian yeast and dark fruit aroma. Big malt body with lots of dark fruit notes and some spicy hop notes. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fellebag (873) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
75cl bottle. Yellow medium to big bubbly head. Hazy dark amber brown color. Good carbonation. Aroma is sugar, oak, homey, caramel. Taste is sugar, oak, leaves, caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peter_L (839) - SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
Flaska från SB. Kopparröd vätska. Tydliga aromer av daddlar, soltorkade russin och färska plommon. Hög komplex sötma varvas med en sjuhelsikes eldig och fyllig munkänsla. En bra amerikansk tolkning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zekada (233) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget. The smell is very sweet, tones of grapes, caramel, some yeast and grape fruit. Pours darker orange with a rich white head which dissolves quickly. Taste is full and complex. Very fresh for a quadrupel, sweet taste with some fruits and a little malts. Palate has a full body and is very tasteful. Overall a very good beer. A nice substitute for the infamous Westvleteren XII

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6234) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2014
(Bottle) Hazy reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty fruity nose with caramel, dried fruit, honey, chestnuts, brown sugar and spices. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, raisins, caramel, brown sugar, hints of crisp-bread and a balanced spicy bitterness in a finish with some sweetness and a gentle alcohol glow. Full body, with soft and well balanced mouthfeel for its strength. Fairly sweet. Quite well balanced and tasty for its alcohol level. very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"Cloudy amber pour. big head. Fruity and yeasty. Aroma of bread, fruit, spice and alcohol. Flavor similar with some toffee and duustiness in there as well. Sharp feel, perhaps a bit too alcoholic, but still a nice brew (though not a standout in style)."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsnicholas (215) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle (12oz $3.25): cloudy medium brown. Nice big head. Good lacing.. smells sweet, Carmel. Some alcohol warming. Kind of funky and quite a bit of carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Handypaul (243) - - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark amber with a huge creamy mostly lasting brown head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of yeast, caramel, ripe dark fruit and alcohol. Lightly bitter and medium sweet taste, medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation and a brief lightly bitter somewhat sweet finish. Does not hide the alcohol well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eckan (9) - Høvik, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2014 does not count
Dark amber color, nice lasting head. Almost a "winey" taste. Quite sweet, would work well as a dessert all on its own.

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